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The Red Shore - The Seed Of Annihilation

A funny thing about the money thing is
You need a little bit
Then a little more than a little bit
Little kid and he wanted respect
Only cheque he cared about was a mic check
mic check
1-2 then the money grew
He abandoned what he knew and started running with another crew
Attitude building on the avenue
Added to his appetite for revenue
He never knew the limit never ends
Went from the bus to a beetle then a Benz
Sipping on ambition, avarice is this man’s prison
Benz to the halls and a crib full of stuff
But he’s never satisfied cause it’s never enough
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Take Love
Any form of the word, many shapes of
So perfect, Hollywood ending
All you need is love, go and ask John Lennon
Love make a man ill, make a man kill
Make a man take a stand making mountains out of ant hills
Stand still, pay attention
Watch love meet aggression
Man’s got his hands on another man’s woman
Now that other man’s got a gun in his hand, pullin’
Love of God, make a man act odd
See a god and allah ain’t scrappin’ in the back yard
It ain’t hate, it’s love that makes us take
Lives away and make diein’ ok
And who am I to say if you should die for love
Love what you have but
It’s never enough
Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun.
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Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee

“Sleep Not Longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws”, a speech before a joint council of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations (1811); also in The Way : An Anthology Of American Indian Literature (1972) by Shirley Hill Witt and Stan Steiner